Tuna Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk, The Monterey Bay Aquarium Report Finds

By Hank Rearden / October 20, 2019

Tuna is as American as apple pie, but it may not be as healthy for us as we think.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium warned in "The Journal of the American Dietetic Association" that tuna can contribute to the development of colic, allergies and digestive problems.


"In the United States, tuna has shown big gains in popularity, and this trend is expected to continue as consumption is projected to increase from 1.5 million tons in 2003 to 2.5 million tons by 2010" write the the Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers in an article published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, tuna may actually raise the risk of breast cancer. Other studies link tuna to lymphoid cancers and lung cancer.

An international panel of experts convened by the Monterey Bay Aquarium concluded Monday that eating tuna raises the risk of colon cancer. Experts not involved in the report said that the findings should give people more reason to "moderate" their intake of tuna. The panel's conclusions evoked strong responses, including resistance from the tuna industry and from some environmental groups calling for warning labels on tuna.

These are only some of the dangers that have been linked back to eating tuna. What does this tell us? No. 1, we need to find out where our tuna is coming from. Not all foods are created equal, and sad to say, tuna, instead of helping us, may even harm us.